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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Corynebacteriaceae
Genus: Corynebacterium
Species: minutissimum

Corynebacterium minutissimum is a species of corynebacterium.

It is associated with erythrasma,[1] a type of skin rash. It can be distinguished from similar-appearing rashes by exposing the area to the light of a Wood's lamp; C. minutissimum produces porphyrins that fluoresce coral-red.[2]


  1. ^ Dalal A, Likhi R (January 2008). "Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteremia and meningitis: a case report and review of literature". J. Infect. 56 (1): 77–9. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2007.10.006. PMID 18036665.  
  2. ^ Habif, Thomas R. Clinical Dermatology (4th ed.). Mosby. p. 419. ISBN 0-323-01319-8.  


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From Wikispecies


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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Classis: Actinobacteria
Subclassis: Actinobacteridae
Ordo: Actinomycetales
Subordo: Corynebacterineae
Familia: Corynebacteriaceae
Genus: Corynebacterium
Species: Corynebacterium minutissimum


Corynebacterium minutissimum (ex Sarkany et al., 1962) Matthew D. Collins & Dorothy Jones, 1983, sp. nov., nom. rev.
Basonyme : "Corynebacterium minutissimum" Sarkany et al., 1962


  • M.D. COLLINS & D. JONES : Corynebacterium minutissimum sp. nov., nom. rev. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1983, 33, 870-871.


Corynebacterium minutissimum was emended by Yassin et al. in 2002.

  • A.F. YASSIN, U. STEINER & W. LUDWIG : Corynebacterium aurimucosum sp. nov. and emended description of Corynebacterium minutissimum Collins and Jones (1983). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 2002, 52, 1001-1005.


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